Fund Raising Dance Party

This event was held on September 2nd 2023.

HEMF invites you to join us in expanding the future of Dance as a Healing Art.

A not-to-be-missed occasion to support research & reconnect with the Dance & Dance Movement Therapy community.

Featuring Rock Band DOGHOUSE & Guest Performances

Finger food & Drinks at Bar Prices

Dance Party – Roof top Garden

Saturday, September 2, 2023; from 7.15pm – 11.30pm

Join the dance with us!

Bells Hotel – Upstairs – Hennessy rooms

157 Moray Street, South Melbourne, 3205

Enter via lift, through main entrance, or lane at 50 Trope Street

Cost $55 Includes delicious food.  Invite your friends!

Join us in expanding the future of Dance as a Healing Art

You are invited, with friends and colleagues, to an evening of music, dance and connection with the dance and dance movement therapy communities.

All donations go to annually awarded grants for research, to evidence the effectiveness of dance movement therapy or therapeutic dance.

We wish to thank the Exiner family for making HEMF possible.

Our grateful thanks also go to the Doghouse band and our presenters who include Ajali Sengupta, Maria Sangiorgi, Marina Bistrin and others, who have all offered their services for free.

All donations and contributions are welcome and your presence at this event will help to make it a success in promoting the work of HEMF to: Further the Understanding of Dance as a Healing Art. 

When you book your ticket, there is an option to donate more if you wish.

Please gather together a group of colleagues and friends, so they can book in, or book them in yourself. To do this, select the number of tickets you want, making sure you fill in the name and email address of all party members. We regret that, due to high venue and catering costs, it is not possible to offer a concession rate. 

Important Information

*Use the lift to the Hennessy Rooms. Not the very steep stairs.

Enter either via corner of 157 Moray Street and Coventry Streets, or from lane behind the hotel at 50 Tope Street – which leads more directly to the lift.

*Make use of the advertising table to advertise forthcoming events.   

*Gather friends and colleagues together and make it a reunion!

*A silent auction – if you have donations for the auction – please get in touch.

*Parking – check signs – but many streets have free parking from 6.30pm.


What to bring to the dance party:

*Just ‘put your glad rags on –’as long as you can dance in them!

*Make sure you invite and bring colleagues and friends!

For more info on HEMF and / or about this Event, contact either:

Jane Guthrie –

Maria Sangiorgi –

Elizabeth Mackenzie –